Poll: Arizonans would support soda tax for education

Nov 26, 2017 by

For tax-cut-driven Arizona lawmakers, it might be the politically unthinkable: Tax soda to pay for education.

But a new poll suggests voters throughout the state might support the idea.

The poll, released this week by Phoenix-based consulting firm OH Predictive Insights, found 59 percent of voters surveyed would support a 0.2-cent-per-ounce tax on soda, if the revenue is earmarked for education.

According to the automated survey, which included 600 likely voters, 32 percent of respondents said they would oppose such a tax. Nine percent were unsure.

To be clear, the idea is purely hypothetical and isn’t on next year’s ballot.

But pollster Mike Noble said the survey response indicates it might not be so unthinkable that Arizona would follow in the footsteps of liberal jurisdictions enacting soda taxes.

Source: Poll: Arizonans would support soda tax for education

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